In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Friday, December 13, 2013

5 Favorite World Building Sites

World Building

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The hallmark of a good author is great world building, whether the story takes place in modern day New York City or the wastelands of Agramar after the Barentcian Empire’s collapse.

My all-time favorite series, The Deeds of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon, feels real to me regardless of the occasional dwarf, elf and diety intervention.

Why? Because the writer has done an excellent job of creating her world and imparting that knowledge throughout the novel.

While I’m not here to discuss how to display your world to…well, the world, I can give you some wonderful tools that I’ve used over the years to create your own.

Continued Reading at In Shadows...